Add another Denver Bronco to the 2017 Pro Bowl roster. As a first alternate, safety Darian Stewart has been tapped to play in the NFL's All-Star game, after Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry had to bow out due to injury.
Stewart just completed his second season with the Broncos, after signing a two-year deal in 2015. This past season, GM John Elway inked Stewart to a four-year, $28 million contract extension with $17 million guaranteed.
2016 was Stewart's most prolific season as a pro, as he had a career-high three interceptions on top of posting 68 tackles (55 solo), six passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1745880-swagger-creativity-have-r... Stewart was named the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Week after recording three takeaways against New Orleans in Week 10. With his addition to the Pro Bowl, all four starters in the No Fly Zone secondary have earned Pro Bowl honors during their time in Denver.
In his two seasons in Denver, Stewart has played 31 games (29 starts) and recorded 128 tackles (101 solo), four interceptions, 16 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He was instrumental in the Broncos bringing home their third Lombardi Trophy last February.
It's always good to see former college free agents make their way to the top of the league. 2016 was a great year for Stewart. He won a Super Bowl ring, earned a multi-year extension and now his first Pro Bowl berth.
I tip my hat to him.
Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.